Free Week 3 Prediction: Seahawks vs Vikings NFL Odds
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NFL Handicapping: Week 3
(1-1) Seattle Seahawks vs. Minnesota Vikings (0-2)
Date: Sunday, September 26th
Time: 4:25 PM
Venue: U.S. Bank Stadium, Minneapolis, Minnesota
NFL Week 3 ATS Betting Lines: Minnesota +2
NFL Week 3 Moneyline Odds: Seattle -135, Minnesota +115
NFL Week 3 NFL Betting Total: O/U 55.5
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Both teams come into Week 3 following heartbreaking high-scoring losses and will be looking to make up for losses that could have easily been wins. The Vikings missed a 37-yard field goal to lose by 1, and the Seahawks blew a big lead to lose 33-30 in OT
Football Outsiders has the Seahawks ranked 7th through two games and the Vikings ranked 20th. The sample size is small but still informative. Minnesota was projected to be closer to 15th at this point, while Seattle is right around where they were projected.
The regular season win total for the Seahawks is currently at 9.5 after going 1-1 to start the season. This is what the line was before the season started, so it was mostly expected they would be 1-1 at this point.
Although Seattle had a big lead in the game, their defense struggled much more than they did last game, especially the pass defense. As usual, Russell Wilson played well as usual, and continued to do well under pressure.
Lockett was his favorite target, catching 8 passes for 178 and one TD. Metcalf had 6 catches for 53 yards. The run defense and secondary was the weak link in this game.
Through two weeks the Seahawks are 3rd in offense ranking, and 19th in defense according to Football Outsiders.
The regular season win total for the Vikings was 9 during preseason and has since dropped to 7.5. Despite a poor showing in Week 1, they did enough in Week 2 to impress.
It must be tough to be in Minneapolis right now. They could easily be 2-0 right now and be in a great spot, but instead they’re winless through 2 and in a must-win situation.
Kirk Cousins played a good game, going 22 for 32 with 244 yards and 3 TDs. Dalvin cook ran for 148 yards. The offensive and defensive lines were good as well. It was the linebackers and secondary that were struggling.
Minnesota has been decent at passing offense, but their defense can’t stop passes. However, they are pretty good at stopping the run. This looks like it will be another shootout game like they had with Arizona.
NFL Betting Trends:
- Seahawks are 1-6 ATS in their last 7 games vs. a team with a losing record.
- Seahawks are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games as a road favorite.
- The home team is 6-2 ATS in this matchup.
- Vikings were 4-3 ATS as an underdog in 2020.
- The Under is 5-1 in the last 6 SEA games following an ATS loss.
- The Over is 4-0 in the last 4 MIN games after accumulating 350+ total yards.
4* Free NFL Betting Prediction: Minnesota Vikings +2
The Vikings are the bet in this matchup. They’re coming home after starting out 0-2 in what were winnable games. They lost in OT in their first and lost because of a missed FG in the second.
As of the time of writing, Minnesota has only 31% of the bets on them but 56% of the money. Sharps seem to like this side and the public likes Seattle.
This seems like a good line, implying the Vikings are about 1 point worse than the Seahawks on a neutral field, but I’ll give Minnesota the extra motivational edge in this game. They are desperate and have a team that can beat the Seahawks if they just get a little better in the secondary.
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